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Selling 2 Homes to Buy as a Couple

A couple called yesterday to inquire about a pending sale I have listed in West Sacramento and whether they could see it. They plan on selling 2 homes in Sacramento to buy one as a couple. I’m not sure where they found the listing online but not every website out there lists the status of homes online. Many just show the home for sale and they don’t tell the website visitor whether the home has sold or is pending, which is why it’s oh-so-much better to get your listings directly from a Sacramento REALTOR who can sign you up for automatic emails from our mothership: MLS.

But if you’re just starting your hunt to buy a Sacramento home, you don’t think of that. You think, oh, look, here is a website of homes for sale, and there you go. You just want to get an idea of what’s for sale. Sure, you bought a home before, like this couple who called, because they each own a home. He owns a cottage among the leafy streets of homes in East Sacramento. Her home is in Sacramento. They have decided that West Sacramento is a good place to look for a home because a buyer gets so much more for the money.

That’s true. A comparable home in East Sacramento would cost at least $100,000 more than similar sized homes in West Sacramento, and most likely double. This couple had not yet talked to a mortgage broker, but they knew they wanted to sell at least one home. We discussed making a contingent offer on a home to buy. That was enlightening, because they weren’t sure how to go about selling 2 homes in Sacramento to buy one.

The thing is a mortgage broker will need to qualify this couple to own 3 homes. To make 3 mortgage payments. You can’t say you will rent out one of the homes because there is no rental record if they are not now rentals. Most lenders today want to see at least 6 months to a year or more of rental receipts. There are bridge loan options available but they are expensive. It would be much better to get preapproved, put one home off market in MLS until they find a home to buy and then write the offer subject to selling the home, which then immediately goes live. That’s the best option that safeguards this couple if they follow through with selling 2 homes to buy one.

Well, the number one option is sell both homes and use the cash proceeds to buy a home without a contingency in West Sacramento, but that’s not a) convenient for most people or b) really necessary. We can write contingent offers and get those offers accepted. We do it all the time.

The problem is waiting for that oh-so-perfect beautiful home that 3 other buyers want, and you have no preapproval letter and no homes on the market. If you’re in that situation, call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. We’ve been helping people in this situation for decades.

Affordable and New East Sacramento Listing at 5200 J Street

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This new East Sacramento listing is a beautifully built home, most likely constructed in the mid-1940s, says the seller. The public records show the age as 1950 but the seller says that is incorrect. It is very possible that his family is the original owners of this home. The public records also smaller square footage than the home appears, so it’s difficult to know whether it’s an accurate reflection of this home. It could be some other home.

We recognize East Sacramento for its vintage East Sacramento homes but you will find very few homes on the market today.

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From the moment you enter the living room, your heart will begin to ping. Especially with the Lake-Tahoe-like corner photograph mural. Very large living room, which features a curved fireplace with brick accents. Across from the living room and nestled next to the kitchen is the well laid out dining room. This room features a built-in China cabinet that takes up most of the wall.

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Do you see the separate door to the hall? Lends access to the bedrooms without walking around the kitchen. Plus, see the laundry room with a side door to the driveway? Both the washer and dryer can stay. Check out the nicely maintained wood cabinets and tile counters in the kitchen, plus note original appliances, which include a built-in refrigerator, but alas, the refrigerator doesn’t work. However, the second refrigerator works.

The home offers dining options galore. Do you want a formal dining room? Or would you prefer to take coffee in the kitchen breakfast nook?

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It appears that under all of that carpeting are gorgeous hardwood floors. You can see the immaculate condition of these floors in closets in the bedrooms and in the hallway, which is a good indication there is hardwood mostly throughout. This particular bedroom is even larger than the master bedroom. Not everybody loves wallpaper but the period wallpaper in this home might change your mind about wallpaper.

This new East Sacramento listing features 3 bedrooms and two baths (but like I mentioned earlier, due to inaccurate records, they do not reflect the second bath). The seller would like to leave most of the furniture, if the buyer would like it. Much of the furniture seems to be vintage and in excellent condition. Of course, it remains with the home without warranty nor consideration.

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As you can see in the photo above, it’s a nice big yard with a lot of trees. Plus a detached two-car garage, which is often hard to find in an East Sacramento listing. There are pop-up sprinklers all over the yard, controlled by a mechanism in the ground near the garage. Lots of vintage roses, probably 65+ years.

Why not come to our open house on Sunday and see this new East Sacramento listing for yourself? This will be open from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Needs a little bit of cosmetics, but priced accordingly. Seems to sport great bones! Also, not a corner location but mid block. No parking allowed on J Street, either.

5200 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819 is offered exclusively by Elizabeth Weintraub and Lyon Real Estate at an AS IS only price of $495K. Call Elizabeth for more information at 916.233.6759. Check out the virtual tour, too.

Your Chance to Buy an East Sacramento Listing Not Yet in MLS

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This East Sacramento listing is not yet in MLS but open on Sunday.

Here is your chance in a lifetime to buy an East Sacramento listing not yet in MLS. We can’t put this new listing into MLS because we don’t have the photographs, which will be shot next Monday. But the seller says, hey, let’s give buyers a chance to buy this off-market East Sacramento listing not yet in MLS. Yes, you can buy this home before it ever goes into MLS. Which means, if you’re tired of fighting tooth and nail to buy a home, just tour, write a full-price offer and be prequalified. How easy peasy is THAT? Not sure it gets any better than that. Not to mention, you can eliminate the headache of competition.

Think about this for a minute: would you like a four bedroom, two bath, spacious East Sacramento home designed for a multi-generational family? Of course you do. You can certainly use the entire house yourself, if you like, but it offers so many other possibilities. Say, for example, you have teenagers, the kind you would like to lock up and throw away the key. Heh, heh. Or, maybe you just want a little breathing space between yourself and the kids. This house would work! Have you elderly family members who prefer not to climb stairs? The lower level is completely accessible through the garage without any stairs. Almost 2,500 total square feet, according to the tax records.

Further, the main level of this East Sacramento listing not yet in MLS features a beautifully remodeled space. Refinished original hardwood floors from 1937. A fireplace flanked by a built-in bookcase that takes up an entire wall. Plantation shutters, dual pane. Gorgeous new kitchen with shaker cabinets, granite counters, ceramic flooring, brand new stainless appliances, newer light fixtures, including not only a dining bar but also a breakfast nook. You will also discover a formal dining room. The master is extra large with a super big walk-in closet. The second bedroom on this level is also good sized.

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Need more? With all the right touches, you will discover an amazingly beautiful bath on this level, very spa-like. You will appreciate the separate tub with ceramic surround next to the separate walk-in shower. Adding to expectations is a newer vanity with dual sinks and granite counter, light fixtures and faucets.

More delights, the lower level features plenty of windows and light. Many updates on this level, too. For starters, two more bedrooms downstairs, plus a full bath. What you might not expect is the huge family / entertainment room. Why, it could be a yoga studio or just a place to hang out, play pool and watch TV. There is a fireplace on this level, too, including access to the 2-car garage. Next to the garage is a covered carport, offering 3 parking spots. Or, you could use the carport for RV or to park a boat.

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Hey, you know there is nothing on the market, right? Yes, very little inventory. Countered by high buyer demand. Plus, this home is unique and fits so many circumstances that you can make it into any kind of home you desire. Absolutely, you will love the stone exterior with metal siding, and a tile roof adds to the curb appeal. Why not see for yourself the beauty and desirability of this East Sacramento listing not yet in MLS?

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Please, feel free to visit our Lyon Real Estate Open House Extravaganza on Sunday, February 11th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Hosted by Barbara Dow from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team. Also, Sunday is a good day to visit McKinley Park, a hop, skip and a jump away.

Of course, 541 42nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, is offered exclusively by your East Sacramento Realtor, Elizabeth Weintraub and Lyon Real Estate at an affordable price of $675K. Don’t wait, call Elizabeth for more information at 916.233.6759.


An East Sacramento Realtor Is Not About Selling Homes in East Sac

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An East Sacramento Realtor does more than sell Tudors.

This East Sacramento Realtor does not simply sell homes in East Sacramento, that is not the primary focus of my job, contrary to what people outside of Sacramento real estate tend to believe. Selling homes is a small part of my job as a real estate agent. The technical aspects, ensuring the transaction is a smooth journey, focusing on constantly fine-tuning negotiation strategies, those things are all part of the recipe for success employed by a top producer. But none of that is the be-all and end-all.

Remaining a successful and busy East Sacramento Realtor year after year means engaging with people and managing that interaction. Period. It’s not about East Sacramento real estate. That’s just the peripheral. It means reserving or abandoning judgment. I find that many people tend to size each other up too quickly, forming impressions that can be flat-out wrong and then stubbornly latch on to those beliefs, refusing to let go much less consider another viewpoint.

How This East Sacramento Realtor Manages Her Practice

It is about working smart, not necessarily hard but, if it’s required, also being willing to jump into freezing water in bare feet. That’s the life of an East Sacramento Realtor. She tries to ensure that her actions prevent her clients from experiencing disappointments, setbacks or insurmountable challenges, but she is still able to do what it takes. No prima donna behavior.

This starts by putting the client first. Putting a client first means not thinking about the agent’s own personal gain, not thinking inward at all, really. The way to make a client’s dreams and goals come true is to find out what those hopes and wishes are. An agent has got to ask questions, process answers, ask more questions, probe, clarify. So many agents are afraid to ask questions. They worry they’ll offend. Be too personal. It’s all about being personal.

I guarantee you, every single person who is selling her home in East Sacramento or buying a home in East Sacramento is different from each other. An East Sacramento Realtor can’t satisfy her client’s needs if she hasn’t taken the time to discover those desires. If she “pigeon-holes” her client, everybody loses. If you prefer a top East Sacramento Realtor with decades of experience, call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759.

East Sac Garden Tour Home for Sale

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Cheery yellow welcomes you to 1528 35th Street in East Sacramento, CA

If the beautifully and professionally landscaped back yard of this home in East Sacramento seems familiar to you, it’s because this peaceful sanctuary was featured last year on the East Sac Garden Tour. The element mix consists of bubbling fountain pots strategically placed in raised stone garden beds, fruit trees, a brick paver patio covered with a pergola draped in floral, vegetable gardens, a lush lawn, and the scene is offset by twin gates to the alley offering RV access.

Beyond the breathtaking yard lies an exquisitely remodeled home. Only 3 interior walls are original from 1929. The seller installed insulation in the ceilings, floors and walls, plus replaced the electrical, plumbing and HVAC, which includes data cabling. She replaced the doors, added energy efficient windows, and there is a whole house fan.

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Rough hewn hardwood mostly thru-out at 1528 35th St

The flooring is mostly rough-hewn hardwood, which offers a warm glow throughout the home. All one level, the open space makes the home appear much larger. Custom cabinets, granite counters and a kitchen island with sink make cooking a breeze. The tulip pendants hanging over the kitchen island appear to be dancing.

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Master suite at 1528 35th St.

Imagine waking up in this glamorous master suite with soft pale, whisper sweet walls. It features a ceiling fan, several windows, and offers French doors to the East Sac Garden Tour featured yard, with direct access to the covered pergola. A large walk-in closet supplies plenty of space for all of your personal attire. There are 9 walls in this master suite. The master bath is mostly stone and ceramic, with dual sinks and a spacious shower.

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Yard at 1528 35th Street was featured on East Sac Garden Tour

The former East Sac Garden tour home itself features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and is ready to move into. The low maintenance yard has drip and automatic sprinklers, but if you care to garden, you can see the raised vegetable beds to the left in the photo above. The vegetable gardens are enclosed so you can allow a dog to roam in the yard.

1528 35th Street is exclusively offered by Elizabeth Weintraub at Lyon Real Estate at $625,000. Call your East Sacramento Realtor, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916-233-6759 for more information.


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